Love is in the air for yet another Bachelor Nation couple. The Bachelor and Bachelor In Paradise alum Juelia Kinney is engaged to Aaron Bass, the brother of her Paradise cast mate Evan Bass.
“This man. From the time I met him last year in Mexico I thought to myself he is hot - and would make such a good husband from all the good energy I felt from his heart,” Kinney shared on Instagram with a photo from their beach proposal at Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort in Mexico.
Kinney went on to share more about their long distance love story that ultimately landed her with a ring on that finger.
“I didn’t think much more of it because I lived in San Diego and he lived in Nashville. Little did I know he was going to come visit me and little did I know I would feel sick to my stomach when he left to go back home. I knew I hadn’t felt that special or that close to someone in pretty much ever, and had no idea how it would work out. I am so happy that our relationship not only developed so much over the next couple months, but flourished. The long distance was hard but we knew what we wanted.
We went through the ups and downs but we made it here... stronger and happier than ever. I am so excited to say.... WE ARE ENGAGED!!!!!! 💍❤️💕✨😍 He is the best man I could ask for and my best friend... not to mention he makes me laugh till my stomach hurts every morning and every day. I never would have expected we would have met like we did but I am so freaking grateful that we did. I love you @theaaronbass!! Thank you for making me the luckiest girl in the world!!”
The unlikely meet-cute Kinney is referring to is meeting her now fiancé at Bachelor Alum Carly Waddell and Evan Bass’ wedding in Mexico. Evan took to Twitter to congratulate his brother and dish on more of the newly engaged couple’s love story.
“So so happy for my brother getting engaged to this incredible woman,” Evan wrote. “These 2 snuck away to the beach after meeting at our wedding and then a little over a year later they sneak back to Mexico to get engaged!! Congrats @theaaronbass and @jueliakinney !!!”
Waddell also used Twitter to send well wishes to the happy couple. Waddell and Kinney first became friends on Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor in 2015, according to People, and now the two will soon be in-laws.
“And then one day one of my best friends got engaged to my brother in law,” Waddell wrote. “Does it get better than that? NOPE! Welcome to the family SISTER JUELIA! Love you and Aaron! Can’t wait to do life with y’all!!!!!”
Bass will be Kinney’s second husband and step-father to her daughter, Ireland.